Estée Lauder PowerFoil Mask

I’m a skincare enthusiast, as most of you may already know. And I (usually) have no problem splashing out on new skincare products, which is why I thought I’d try out the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask. That’s a mouthful. I bought this a while back, but at £16 for only one face mask I couldn’t bring myself to use it… I wanted to wait until the ‘right moment’. Silly, I know.

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So when it eventually came to that ‘right moment’ (you know, super cosy and relaxed on a Sunday night) I decided to make a note of my thoughts to share with you guys.

I did kind of expect it to feel like putting tinfoil on my face, and in some ways I wasn’t wrong. It is actually foil, I’m still not sure what it is supposed to do for your skin, so if anyone knows please do let me know. The mask is basically a double dose of Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Serum, which I have used and love, I mentioned that here.

My skin beforehand was the same as usual (normal-dry), but I did have quite a few breakouts. I had high hopes that these would magically disappear after using this (spoiler, they didn’t!). The mask sticks on well, and feels oh so cooling. But after five minutes I was completely done with it on my face, it feels very uncomfortable. Still, I stuck on in there and kept it on for the recommended ten minutes.

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After peeling it off there was A LOT of excess product which I massaged in, and when I picked up the sachet to bin it, that still had quite a bit of the serum left in it too. So instead of binning it, I rolled the sachet up and saved it to use over the next couple of days. It was £16 after all! My skin felt super super super hydrated afterwards, so much so that I skipped out on my night cream, however I expected to see better results by the morning. Unfortunately, I didn’t. My skin was the same as ever! I feel as if the whole mask idea is a bit pointless, as it is basically just an intensive serum. The thought of people actually forking out on one of theseéé to use once a week (thats what they recommend) is just crazy! Is it worth it? No, not really. Will I repurchase, even as a treat? Hmmm, still no.

Have you tried this mask before? Do you feel the same as me? Let me know of any cheaper but similar alternatives!

Georgia x

 

10 Reasons I Love Autumn

I love autumn. I’m an autumn enthusiast. And this year is no different.

I have seen sooo many of these kind of posts, and to be honest, I bloody love them! So I thought to myself, why not do your own Georgia? SO HERE IT IS. Ten reasons autumn is my favourite season.

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1) A berry lip. A pretty typical one, but seriously who doesn’t love a berry lippie? A dark autumnal lip makes me feel sassy as hell. Hello Charlotte Tilbury Glastonbury, my old friend.

2) All of the khaki, burgundy and mustard clothing. This colour palette is what dreams are made of, it all looks so great together.

3) Reflection on the year. For me, autumn is a great time to look back on the year and see what I have achieved. I think about all the things I said i’d do this year, and it gives me a kick up the bum.

4) Lush Snow Fairy. Okay okay, I know this is technically part of the christmas range, but it will be out SO soon. I’m going to buy 24 bottles. I only really discovered it last year, and if you haven’t yet either then get on it!

5) Buying people gifts. Yes, by this I mean christmas presents! I like to get ahead and start buying stuff pretty early on, and I love it. I love putting lots of thought into christmas gifts, even down to the gift wrapping theme. Life.

6) Being cosy. Getting home from work, running a bubble bath, getting into your pjs and then lighting your 17 spiced something-or-other candles, whilst grabbing yourself a hot chocolate and sticking your favourite show on Netflix.

7) Dark nights. I love when it’s dark outside (0r maybe it’s just that I hate the sun), but when It’s dark outside it just adds to that cosy feeling. (Although I do hate dark mornings, mainly because I can’t get my ass out of bed).

8) Baggy jumpers, jeans and ankle boots. Every single day.

9) Buying THAT coat. Does anyone else have a thing about finding THAT coat? That dream coat, the one that goes with everything and you can wear everyday? I usually spend months searching for it, and then find it in the January sales. Brill.

10) Leaves. Need I say anymore. That crunch.

 

What makes you excited for autumn?! Hopefully I’m not alone with some of these!

Georgia x